About the American Society of Allergy Nurses

The American Society of Allergy Nurses was formed in 1988. First starting as Oregon Society of Allergy Nurses 1988-1990, then Northwest Society of Allergy Nurses 1991-2011. The last name change was made at the end of 2011. Their goal is to provide continuing education for nurses, thus helping to insure high standards of practice and enhance the quality of care for allergy, asthma and immunology patients. Since then, yearly conferences have been held hosting a variety of speakers from around the country. The meetings have been held in Washington or Oregon with nurses from that particular state hosting the conference. This dynamic group of nurses encompasses participants from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Montana, Alaska and other states as far away as Virginia.

Our Annual Conference (Cancelled for 2021)

October 8-9, 2021 Virtual Conference (cancelled)

Due to the small number of registrations the ASAN board is cancelling the conference for 2021

We thank you for your interest in our virtual conference.  Unfortunately, there have not been enough registrations to cover our expenses for this conference.  It would have been our first virtual conference, but it is not feasible to have it this year.

Please mark your calendar for an in- person conference, October 7-9, 2022, at The Seaside Convention Center on the Oregon Coast.  We look forward to a more normal year and another successful conference at this site.


ASAN Membership

Why Become a Member

  • Helps to develop a sense of identification with our organization among members.
  • A successful membership program can help to establish credibility.
  • Helps to establish a professional credential or legitimacy.
  • Joining signifies a commitment to our organization, and implies that your commitment will continue.
  • Increases commitment to our organization by fostering a feeling of belonging.
  • Some agencies require membership before reimbursement for meeting attendance.


The Northwest Society of Allergy Nurses is the one of the highest quality education experiences for nurses committed to allergy and asthma care. The updated knowledge shared by renowned physicians and nurses in wonderful surroundings each year makes it a must for the allied health personnel interested in this field.

Michael S. Blaiss, MD

The passion, dedication and commitment to the patient living with asthma and allergies was very evident in those attending the conference. The topics were relevant and the speakers very motivational. A great way to be educated and enjoy the fellowship of much respected colleagues at the same time.

Renee Theodorakis, R.N., M.A.

I have had the privilege of speaking at two meetings of the Northwest Society of Allergy Nurses. The topics chosen for the meetings were extremely clincally relevant. Moreover, I found the attendees to be exceedingly interested in learning more about their field and very dedicated to their patients.

Michael Schatz, M.D.